This sort of track is so unbelievably wholesome. The Everly Brothers really do excel at heartthrob harmony singing, and with the legendary Chet Atkins on the guitar, this has some serious quality.
There are other elements to this song, for sure. The drums keep time with more than a little verve, and the bass adds a depth and warmness which is perfect for such a song. The sound on display here is considered to have helped lay the foundations of the jangle pop subgenre, most famously used by The Beatles.
The undeniable stars of the song are the Everly Brothers, who bring their soulful 50s crooning to bear with devastating effect. Their voices are so well matched, with a fantastic richness.
The lyrics are a bit melodramatic for some, maybe, but the melody is so strong that you can’t help but be swept away by the current of loveliness!
The song was incredibly popular when it was released in 1958, reaching number 1 on all the main Singles charts in the U.S.A., and then the U.K as well. With time, it has garnered a host of critical accolades as well, such as being number 141 on Rolling Stones Greatest Songs of All Time.
It might be a bit cheesy, but it’s just an amazing song…